The Bears run into a professional QB and lose. We step up to the bar to drown our sadness.
After every game I’m serving one Bearbon for the best thing I saw during the week, preferably smooth with a nice finish. One Scotch that burns the back of the throat but doesn’t stop you from loving it. We’ll then raise a beer to a player, play, incident or whatever else I feel deserved it. Lastly, I’ll leave you with a song from the Jukebox.
Last week, I pointed out Moore’s 54 yards keeping him on track for a career best year. This week’s 55 yards didn’t hurt that. Cole Kmet had his 3rd best yardage game as a pro. I had to dig hard for those positives, neither of which seemed good enough for our Bearbon. So we step out of the box and raise a small pour for the opening offensive play, Bagent to Mooney for 41 yards. A great start to get Mooney involved, be aggressive downfield and establish that Bagent can throw more than 10 yards. I know what came next but that moment was Bearbon worthy.
On the flip side, there is no shortage of candidates for our scotch. Penalties were again a huge issue with Patrick being a standout having back to back penalties for 20 yards. Defensive and offensive play calling were also horrendous. I’m looking at you deep pass followed by jet sweep, run up the middle and sack on 3rd and long. We raise our burning scotch to one player though, Velus Jones. Jones gets plays scripted for him during the opening phases of games every week. Yes, he gets mixed results with a mid-length gain here and there but he’s also shown incredibly poor skills. That drop in the endzone, that I dare say my 8 year old son might have caught and he’s only playing soccer these days, is inexcusable. Enough with giving the ball to guys who won’t do anything with it.
Tyson Bagent is a back up QB and a good one at that. Trying to make him out to be anything else is a burden he doesn’t deserve. Fans expecting or fantasizing that he’s a franchise savior are deluding themselves. With Fields out, he did what you would ask of QB2, fill in and don’t be the reason the team loses. We raise a beer to the kid who should be on the roster for a long time to come.
Tarantino, the director, writes snappy and in my opinion brilliant dialogue. Now imagine you show up at a Tarantino movie and he does 20 minutes of silent film to start the movie. That is what Bears coaches are doing by using Trent Taylor, Velus Jones and everyone else in scripted plays before Moore. I picture them in meetings talking themselves into that being a good idea and shake my head in annoyance. So I leave you with one of only 2 kings I recognize, Dick Dale from Pulp Fiction. Hit me up on x (twitter) if you’re curious about the 2nd.